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  • So we are on way way out of The European Union

    The option to Vote has now driven us out of The Union.

    We now have to take the advantage and not carry on blaming ourselves or others.It was a shock the way it went BUT GET OVER IT.

    The European Union is an organisation that tries to represent Europe.
    It is now nervous that a country has dared to take control of themselves.

    It will not be easy to deal with them because they want us to fail.
    We will not fail and maybe others will split away.That is their biggest fear.

    Northern Ireland now needs to be used as a trade Area to negotiate with Europeans direct.Taking advantage of its doorstep location with Southern Ireland. The UK needs to lower corporation rates to be the same as Ireland.This will be an advantage for all business.

    We need to create a small coordinating and marketing organisation and use CBI and Group Trading organisations to promote Great Britain.The commonwealth needs to be a bigger part of our trade. Our main objective must be to trade globally.
    The social legislation and general laws need to be rewritten and but back into British Law. Maybe a 5 year project.There is going to be lots to sort. In the meantime we can still use Modified European Law and call it that.

    For Info
    The European Union is a politico-economic union of 28 member states. It has an area of 4,324,782 km², and an estimated population of over 508 million, and operates through a hybrid system of supranational ... Wikipedia
    Area: 4.325 million km²
    Founded: November 1, 1993, Maastricht, Netherlands
    Headquarters: City of Brussels, Belgium
    Unemployment rate: 9.6% (Apr 2015) Eurostat
    Government debt: 87.4% of GDP (2013) Eurostat
    Largest city: London
    Founders: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Netherlands, Germany

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  • Chat Thread
    by OLDMAN (Posted Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:13:59 GMT)
    Morning All

    The sun was up and bright at 5:30 this morning and still ther when I got up at 6:45 so I must have missed that cloud

    It was nice all the way in to Henley and work until now – just clouded over a bit

  • Word Association Game..
    by Whitley Boy (Posted Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:07:40 GMT)

  • Berkeley Avenue.
    by C8H10N4O2 (Posted Tue, 15 Jul 2014 06:48:20 GMT)
    Traffic cams are back.

  • Wifi extender?
    by C8H10N4O2 (Posted Tue, 15 Jul 2014 06:38:00 GMT)
    Tell me, do you call out professional builders, car mechanics and doctors as using guesswork too?

  • Old Comet store
    by Pooneil (Posted Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:40:14 GMT)
    buseng wrote:How silly can you get, doesn't RBC planning control how many of the same type of shop opens in a designated area?
    Well they could do that, but since they have absolutely no legal power to do so, they would get roundly and expensively spanked in the courts, to the detriment of our council tax bills... :whistle1:

  • The Heights Primary School, Caversham
    by Freddie (Posted Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:36:34 GMT)
    peanutbutter wrote:The heat spots on the maps are survey responses... Not where kids haven't got into schools. The coloured areas show where children have got in to caversham primary and Emmer green primary.... demonstrating the large area in the west of caversham that historically don't get places in their catchment schools. There are two different maps.

    Having looked again at the two different maps I must beg to differ. You're suggesting everyone in the west has to send their child where exactly ? (because they've been unable to get in to their catchment school?) In one street (west of A4074) alone I'm aware of there being 6 out of 6 primary school aged kids attending Caversham Primary.
    If you add this discrepancy to the lack of survey responses (hot spots) from the same west of caversham area as evidenced in the other map, I'm now wondering how accurate this need for a new school is.

  • Have They Got it Wrong?
    by piwacket (Posted Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:29:41 GMT)
    buseng wrote:I mentioned it in the OP.

    Oh so you did, Buseng, sorry

  • Local self-publicist exposed as bulls*** merchant
    by Stuart Kerr (Posted Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:17:35 GMT)
    I'm not entirely sure how the media and Councillors ended up focusing on the Van Gogh piece, when he was standing there, next to an Edvard Munch? There are only four authentic versions in the world, with one selling at Sotheby's, two years ago, for $150m. A quick check on Google should have made that obvious.

    How did they miss it?

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  • Pile of furniture, 29th April
    Driving into Acre Road from Basingstoke Road the contents of a van has been dumped to the left hand side of the road just past the bend.
    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Acre Road, Reading
    Report on FixMyStreet
  • None of the street lights in the car park for Thames and Kennet house are working, 28th April
    Lighting for the Thames house and Kennet House car parks has been intermittent for months, but now 2 out of 4 lights are constantly broken (one next to kennet house and one next to Thames house)- makes it difficult to park, especially when the other two (closer to field) are also out of action.
    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Regis Park Road, Reading
    Report on FixMyStreet
  • Road markings / new cycle lane., 28th April
    With the introduction of the new cycle lane there need to be some kind of road markings here. When driving out of Parkhurst Drive turning left or right there is no visibility for the driver to see any cyclists or for the cyclist to see a car coming out of the drive. There are also no road markings for cyclists to let them know that a car could be pulling out of Parkhurst Drive onto the Bath Road. Previously cyclists would be riding on the road now they are using the pavement which has made this issue worse.
    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 74 Bath Road, Reading
    Report on FixMyStreet
  • NO. 38 On all day and has been for about 2 months., 28th April
    NO. 38 On all day and has been for about 2 months.
    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 33 The Willows, Caversham
    Report on FixMyStreet
  • 3 lane road needs changing, 27th April
    Why not change the a4 3 lane road in newtown. From 2 lanes into reading and one out to 2 lanes out and 1 lane in. Thus reducing the grid lock every evening which goes back as far as the IDR? In coming cars etc can queue on the A329. Rather than grid lock up East Reading everyday. Alternatively have 2 lane in in the morning and change it to 2 lane out in the evening, and phase the traffic lights so that traffic can flow, rather than the random on / off the lights appear to do now?
    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 387 London Road, Reading
    Report on FixMyStreet
  • Lots of dog mess in alley at end of South View Ave, 27th April
    Lots of dog mess on pathway.
    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 29 Hampden Road, Caversham
    Report on FixMyStreet
  • Black bags on Grass verge, 27th April
    On the Grass verge in front of the end house of the new Wellwood estate on Upper Redlands road, next to wantage hall side , there are a large number of black bags some have been here for over 2 weeks and a number are ripped open and the contents now scattered around, it looks like the property does not have a black bin?
    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 23 New Road, Reading
    Report on FixMyStreet
  • Graffiti on sides of houses on Lydford road, 27th April
    Graffiti on sides of houses on Lydford road Two houses on the corner of Donnington gardens and Hatherley gardens have graffitti on , and the door opposite Redlands primary school main entrance
    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 87 Hatherley Road, Reading
    Report on FixMyStreet
  • Dangerous parking, 26th April
    Has RBC considered enforcing parking restrictions in Usk Road, Tilehurst? It needs to before there is a death. As regular user the parking situation is totally unacceptable with parking on both sides, including large vans etc, with very little road space in-between. If you meet another vehicle coming the other way, you are snookered with nowhere to pull in. There is barely room for a car to get through, an emergency vehicle stands no chance even without encountering an oncoming vehicle which puts people's lives in danger as mentioned above. An example tonight I was following a Sainsburys Home Delivery van & an ambulance was coming the other way, result, gridlock. Luckily on this occasion the ambulance did manage to squeeze in a gap. Surely RBC have a sense of duty towards public safety? If so, parking restrictions should be introduced without further delay. This is also compounded during term time with Church End Academy at drop off/pick up times. at these times the top end of Usk Road is virtually totally blocked with parked vehicles. Complaints to the school have fallen on deaf ears with false promises.
    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 80 Usk Road, Reading
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  • Travellers Back Again!, 26th April
    Despite "so called expensive security measures" travellers are back again in Prospect Park. This time it is in the area on the corner of Liebenrood Road & Tilehurst Road (where the fair was recently). Looks like they gained access through an open gate in the fencing along Liebenrood Road (carelessness). There are quite a few of them who appeared since yesterday (25/4). How much longer is this going to carry on for? RBC just seem to turn a blind eye to it.
    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Penroath Avenue, Reading
    Report on FixMyStreet
  • Illegal no parking sign, 26th April
    Property on corner of Washington road and Gosbrook road is displaying a 'no parking' sign on rear gate (access from Washington road). Sign is illegal as there is no dropped curb. Council should remove sign and contact owner to explain this is illegal.
    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 8 Washington Road, Caversham
    Report on FixMyStreet
  • Park problem/water, 26th April
    This is in 'The Tank' park - a walking/cycling/play space beecoming unusable

    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 26 Essex Street, Reading
    Report on FixMyStreet
  • Fly tipping, 26th April
    Fly tipping

    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 185 Elgar Road, Reading
    Report on FixMyStreet
  • Sign missing from bollard (they also need repainting), 25th April
    See attached image. The sign has fallen off this bollard's clip. Also, the bollards need repainting.

    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): George Street, Reading
    Report on FixMyStreet
  • Sign next to river bent and illegible, 25th April
    See attached image. This sign is in a state. Please fix.

    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): George Street, Reading
    Report on FixMyStreet
  • Cable door open, 24th April
    CAble door open

    Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Collis Street, Reading
    Report on FixMyStreet
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